Veterinary Practice Manager Salary

Veterinary Practice Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Veterinary Practice Managers. Pay fluctuates from $31K to $59K per year, but expected earnings average $46K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career duration and the specific company. Although the larger part have medical coverage and just under one in three have dental coverage, approximately two in five claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Veterinary Practice Managers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,858 - $61,340
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,207
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$13.01 - $22.40
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,858 - $61,340  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,880 - $59,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $22.40  
   
Overtime
$19.15 - $32.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,880 - $59,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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Job Description for Veterinary Practice Manager

Veterinary practice managers' responsibilities are based around the smooth handling and organization of their veterinary practice, including client satisfaction, staff relations, and profitability. They typically work in veterinary offices, animal hospitals, and similar facilities. Day-to-day tasks include optimizing scheduling processes, hiring and training employees, creating budgets, and auditing the practice for regulatory standards and performance. This position require substantial communication with job applicants and employees, which varies in volume based on the size of the practice. For example, in large practices, managers typically work with teams to ensure all duties are adequately covered. Generally, the veterinary practice manager's work is largely independent, but it requires regular communication and reporting to supervisors.

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Veterinary Practice Manager Tasks

  • Offer customer service solutions and mediate client issues.
  • Provide financial services for the practice, including payroll, customer accounts, and budget.
  • Ensure compliance with workplace policy and all state and federal regulations.
  • Support veterinary doctor team and organize all staff activity.
  • Hire, train, and periodically review practice personnel.

Common Career Paths for Veterinary Practice Manager


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Veterinary Practice Managers who move on to become Practice Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Practice Managers get paid an average of $53K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Veterinary Practice Manager


Pay for Veterinary Practice Managers is the lowest at Banfield, The Pet Hospital, which has a median salary of $50K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $57K.

Popular Skills for Veterinary Practice Manager


Veterinary Practice Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in veterinary technician, People Management, Accounts Payable, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Bookkeeping, Accounts Receivable, and Inventory Management. Those familiar with Human Resources also tend to know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Practice Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. Veterinary Practice Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $48K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

veterinary technician
up arrow 16%

People Management
up arrow 14%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%


Bookkeeping
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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